Swimming in a Cenote

by Nicole Trilivas

I had the very cool experience of taking a refreshing dip in a subterranean natural pool while in Mexico. Apparently these cenotes are typical in Mexico. As wiki says:

“A cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, characteristic of Mexico, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula, and some nearby Caribbean islands, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.”

These are some pic from the Ikil cenote, which is about 10 minutes away from the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza.